All research inquiries must be made in person or submitted in writing (either e-mail or letter). For more in-depth personal genealogical research, we now facilitate one-on-one genealogical research assistance by appointment. These on-site, individual sessions are free and by appointment only. Please call the Historical Society at (330) 653-6658 x1017 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
We will make every effort to respond to inquiries as quickly as possible, but depending on the nature of the inquiry, some requests may take longer.
Archival collections, local history materials, and many of the books from the archives’ collections do not circulate. Collections are available to the public at the library during library hours or based on staff availability. When using archival collections, patrons are required to abide by the following policies:
The archives room is for researchers using the library’s local history materials or genealogical databases only. Tours of the reading room must be approved by the reference staff member on duty.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.